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U.S. general killed, other troops wounded in Afghanistan attack, Pentagon says

U.S. general killed, other troops wounded in Afghanistan attack, Pentagon says

It was a brazen attack killing the most senior U.S. officer since 9/11, and authorities say they think an Afghan soldier was the gunman.
Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak'

Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak'

Sierra Leone is not able to deal with the ongoing Ebola outbreak there and needs help from the international community, a health worker said.
Russia troop increase at Ukraine border raises concerns

Russia troop increase at Ukraine border raises concerns

A new buildup of Russian troops along the Ukraine border raised concerns Tuesday that Moscow might be contemplating another intervention like the one that annexed Crimea earlier this year.
China investigates Canadian couple suspected of stealing state secrets

China investigates Canadian couple suspected of stealing state secrets

A Canadian couple living in a city close to China's border with North Korea are under investigation for the suspected theft of state secrets, state media said Tuesday.
Search for 200 passengers continues after Bangladeshi ferry capsizes

Search for 200 passengers continues after Bangladeshi ferry capsizes

At least two people have been killed, and scores remain missing as Bangladeshi rescuers continue to search for survivors after a river-going ferry capsized in Bangladesh, police said.
MH17: Experts hunt for remains at Ukraine crash site

MH17: Experts hunt for remains at Ukraine crash site

More than 100 international experts returned to the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Tuesday, where they will continue the search for victims' remains.
Israel declares 'mission accomplished' as troops leave Gaza for cease-fire

Israel declares 'mission accomplished' as troops leave Gaza for cease-fire

Withdrawing its ground forces Tuesday for a three-day cease-fire, Israel announced that their central goal was achieved.

Officials: Israel, Palestinian factions accept 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza

Will it, or won't it, hold? That's the question following word late Monday that Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt.

Troops join rescue as China earthquake kills more than 390

Troops joined rescue operations in Yunnan province, southwestern China Monday following a 6.1-magnitude earthquake but the search for survivors was hampered by rainfall and aftershocks.
2nd American battling Ebola virus to arrive in Atlanta for treatment

2nd American battling Ebola virus to arrive in Atlanta for treatment

A second American suffering from Ebola is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday from Liberia, where she contracted the deadly virus.
Questions about this new Ebola drug

Questions about this new Ebola drug

Two American missionary workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug that seems to have saved their lives.
70 YEARS LATER: Anne Frank's final entry

70 YEARS LATER: Anne Frank's final entry

On Friday, August 4, 1944 -- a beautiful summer morning, not unlike the one on which I am writing this now -- a car pulled up in front of a spice warehouse at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.
Up to speed: What's happening in Gaza

Up to speed: What's happening in Gaza

A temporary humanitarian cease-fire declared by Israel began Monday in Gaza without the agreement of Hamas. It expired seven hours later amid claims and counterclaims of attacks.
Nigerian doctor has Ebola, officials say

Nigerian doctor has Ebola, officials say

A Nigerian doctor has been diagnosed with Ebola, nearly three weeks after a Liberian-American man with Ebola died after traveling to Lagos, Nigerian officials said Monday.
Ceasefire declared in Gaza, violations reported

Ceasefire declared in Gaza, violations reported

Israel declared a seven-hour humanitarian cease-fire Monday, according to the Israel Defense Forces, but a spokesman for Hamas said it's not agreeing to the cease-fire.